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Processing and refining: the drive to modernise

For the past decade, refining oil and gas in Kazakhstan has been the poor cousin of upstream activity. Most foreign investment has focused on oil exploration and extraction, while refining has relied largely on three antiquated refineries, the most recent opened in 1985.

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Kazakhstan: the heart of Eurasia

These are hectic days for Kazakhstan’s foreign and domestic policy makers.

Along with the free trade 2010 Customs Union and later Common Economic Space (CES) agreements linking Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, the three ex-Soviet trading partners are also part of the Free Trade Agreement, signed in St Petersburg in 2011, forming closer trading partnerships with eight other CIS states.

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Tourism: putting Kazakhstan on the map

Love him or loathe him fictional buffoon Borat has been good news for Kazakhstan’s tourism industry.

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Kazakhstan – taking the leading role for Central Asia

Often the best way to gauge a country’s growing political and economic influence is by checking out its arts events.

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A week in social media: Twitter’s Flight, Periscope’s global lists and Facebook’s real-time search

In a week when the social media in-crowd went frantic about new product launches by Twitter, Periscope and Facebook, back on planet earth people remained blissfully unaware of the modifications taking place in their smartphone apps.

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